Giants Head Marathon - June 2013

Anyone else taking part?

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09/04/2013 at 09:51

That sounds great, I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself. 

09/04/2013 at 16:47
First day of full marathon training today. 40 mins steady run. Not too bad
10/04/2013 at 00:02

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13/04/2013 at 15:11

Another 20 miles in the bank and a minor system failure in work fixed at the same time - who said men can't mulit-task!!  (although I'm sure some of the guys in work were getting slightly concerned about my occassional bouts of breathless heavy breathing on the call!!)

14/04/2013 at 21:10

Same distance as last week, slightly different route and the first hill was bigger - no, the first hill was the same, it was the second hill. Very muddy and it was hard work staying upright, I did give up at one point and resorted to a little walk, still managed to slip flat on my face. Gave up shortly after that.

Perhaps i should have taken a pitstop for water, I was feeling very thirsty by 13 miles. My legs hurt as well. I had energy though otherwise I wouldn't have been able to cycle home.

Really need to get the mileage up, the hills I'm doing ok with atm.

14/04/2013 at 21:22

If it helps to replicate the course the first hill is at 800 metres the next one at 3 miles the next one is 8 miles then about 10 then 12 then 13.5 then 15 then 17 then 19 then 22

There might be a few inclines Ive missed  but that should cover it 

The hardest probably Priests walk behind the Giant at 8 miles or Batcombe at 19 the steep

14/04/2013 at 23:06

I'm ok with the long hills, it's the short steep ones that hurt.

14/04/2013 at 23:25

Yeah that will be hills 1,4,17 and 19 is sort of inbetween

15/04/2013 at 09:22
7,5 miles at the Honiton hippo. Hills, mud, river crossings, one of which was chest deep, and I'm over six feet..... Hard work but fun. Will I need trail shoes for this race or will road shoes be sufficient?
15/04/2013 at 12:06

hmmm depends on the weather i would say generally trail coz its a bit stony in places and very dusty in others 

Ive walked it in trainers but have done all my running in trails

15/04/2013 at 13:00
Trail shoes cope better with cow pats. Don't wanna go slipping thru one of them...
15/04/2013 at 13:55
Lake of cow piss you may need water wings
15/04/2013 at 15:33

just back from a week in Cumbria, 1 race with scarcely a climb (~150m), but did chalk off a fell 'run' 300+m of ascent in 1.2 miles, I hope there is nothing like that on this race....also squeezed in a 14mile and 10mile run on what Cumbria would call flat, I'd call undulating...
knocked back for a few days with something akin to that norovirus thing, but hope to be back on couse by the weekend.

15/04/2013 at 17:22
That's my next purchase sorted out then. Camping gear for one, plus a pair of trail shoes. If they keep me upright longer than yesterday, I'll be happy. Face first in the river. Classy
15/04/2013 at 19:09
are there still places left ? trying to talk my dear friend mr neil c from cirencester into entering ?
15/04/2013 at 19:30

Yes sign up at or here

RW would prefer it you signed up on the latter but we dont mind 

16/04/2013 at 19:25
Question for my fellow Giant's Head competitors. Debate at work today about what's classed as a marathon runner. My plan for this race is to run as much as I can and walk what I need to. According to colleagues, that makes me less of a marathon runner. Any thoughts?
16/04/2013 at 20:37

Bollox, finish a marthon and attempting to run as much as you can makes you a marathon runner

Tell them to email me I will tell them

16/04/2013 at 21:01
Boss man slated someone he saw walking at mile 1.5 in Brighton. He's a perfectionist though.
16/04/2013 at 21:13

I walked the hills in the South Downs marathon and still finished uneder four hours does that not count as a marathon how many marathons has the boss done?

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